Baseball: Former MLB pitcher Kuroda elected to Japan’s Hall of Fame
Former major league pitcher Hiroki Kuroda was announced as one of the newest members of the Japanese Baseball Hall of Fame on Thursday, along with catcher Motonobu Tanishige and late umpire Tomoichi Tanimura.
Kuroda won a total of 203 games in a career split between Japan and the majors from 1997 and 2016. The right-hander won 124 for the Hiroshima Carp, 41 for the Los Angeles Dodgers and 38 for the New York Yankees.
The right-hander’s 15 wins in 2005 tied for the Central League lead with Tsuyoshi Shimoyanagi of the Hanshin Tigers. A year later, Kuroda posted a CL-best 1.85 ERA.